The Meaning Of Your Jupiter Return

Dear Elsa,

I have my Jupiter return happening now in Capricorn. This is supposed to be a big event because I have Sagittarius rising and my Jupiter is in my 1st house. I really don’t know that much about Jupiter returns. Maybe you would want to share something about this with the collective. Oh and by the way I don’t mind expanding but golly gee am I gaining weight.

Jupiter Rising
United States

Dear Jupiter,

The main thing I can tell you about Jupiter returns is that people are generally disappointed with them mostly because they expect to win the lottery and have bounty fall from the sky which almost never happens as this is not Jupiter style. For example, you need Uranus involved for a sudden windfall like that so expectations like that are completely misguided. Basically unless you have a Jupiter Uranus aspect in your chart you are barking up the wrong tree.

Jupiter has to do with the FUTURE. It has to do with expansion and opportunity but how many people take advantage of of chances (another Jupiter ruled thing) when they are on offer, hmm? Not that many.

graduation_cap.jpgNow for you personally, with Jupiter in Capricorn you are going to get no benefit at all without working (Capricorn). In other words you are responsible for making your own luck and on the weight gain, well it’s classic.

Most people do gain weight when Jupiter crosses their ascendant and transits their first house and you’ve got two ways to address it.

You can find another outlet for the energy, for example – outdoor sport, or you can apply a Saturn remedy. Saturn (restriction) is the natural antidote to Jupiter (expansion) – That is you will have to exercise control over what you eat. Boring, I know but what can I say?

So what good are Jupiter returns? Well you are starting a 12 year cycle of luck and opportunity but the benefits occur in the future not in the moment. A good anaology would be the idea of a college education (another Jupiter ruled thing). It is worth more 12 years after the fact than it is when you are getting it.

Anyone else have experience?

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The Meaning Of Your Jupiter Return — 16 Comments

  1. ha true, I had some expectations about my Jupiter return last year, in Sagittarius, exactly conjunct the Sun, in the 9th house!
    Yes, I gained weight.
    Maybe I learnt a few things, but not much else expanded. I even played the lotto a couple of times, but I have no luck. lol

  2. i decided to go back to school during my jupiter first house transit four years ago. i completed my MA classes a year ago and graduated this may.
    seems to have been a good idea 😉
    (one of the best things i’ve ever done, actually. but it required several huge leaps of faith.)

    and, yeah, i did gain some weight, too. but it’s coming off (and i have a saturn first house transit now, hm…)

  3. “the benefits occur in the future not in the moment.”
    THank the gods for this!!!! Jupiter went retrograde on my sun degree in the 6th house and no one told me the text book which I have experienced as – BAD LUCK – my werd has everything gone upside down. They say that when retrograde we shall spend time trying to keep the status quo, but there really was no chance here. Everything that was is no more and I AM LETTING GO!! I haven’t got fat but I have lost a lot of what was expected. I have returned to projects 13 years old and am now resolving them – bringing them to life. I remembering who I am without bad relationship trauma which I am so freaking good at with Venus in Pisces in the 7th. It is profound for me to see so much ignoring me. I hate Jupiter – freaking Capricorn, I am sworn oath to be loyal to scary Saturn and after all these years I prefer HIM to Saturn. HOw scary is that?!!! Sacry, sacred, dunno, am just going with it and keeping my kiddies safe through this time. Me – I have gone from 9-5 hardcore to doing medical astrology readings and working reflexology to put the dinner on the table. IT IS INTERSTING!!

  4. Thank you for the article on Jupiter return. You mentioned Uranus and Jupiter have to be together for the windfall. On my year of Jupiter return next year, Uranus will be in the same house. Is this what you mean about having to have that aspect for a financial windfall? My Jupiter return will be in Pisces and so will Uranus when this happens. Thank you very much for your time and insight.

    Have a great day!

  5. Thank you for the article on Jupiter return. You mentioned Uranus and Jupiter have to be together for the windfall. On my year of Jupiter return next year, Uranus will be in the same house. Is this what you mean about having to have that aspect for a financial windfall? My Jupiter return will be in Pisces and so will Uranus when this happens.

    It’s been a long 12 years, was looking for the light at the end of the tunnel…

    Thank you very much for your time and insight.

    Happy Holidays!

  6. I will have my Jupiter Return next year in my 1st house which is intercepted by Pisces. I have an Aquarius Sun conjunct Asc and opposite natal Pluto. My natal Jupiter is conj natal Mars and trine natal Uranus. Oh, and I’m having my 2nd Saturn Return 11/2009 square transitting Pluto. What can I expect re: my Jupiter Return?
    Many thanks ……..

  7. I just had my Jupiter return 🙂

    My Jupiter is in the 5th house in Aquarius, so I guess I will try and pursue higher education. I’m thinking of applying to a master’s program in the Spring. I do have Jupiter sextile Uranus on my chart, but I also have Jupiter square Saturn (2nd house), so no unexpected windfall for me, unfortunately!

  8. My Jupiter return happened Dec 07/Jan 08 in Capricorn 5th house. A few months prior to that I had gained a bit of weight, but at the time of the return I was running like crazy, 25 miles a week… I was super skinny, and very broke.

  9. Hi, Elsa, thanks for your time! I got VERRY EXCITED! reading this post because I DO have my jupiter return WITH Uranus in my first house this year…does your post mean I can expect serious financial gain this year?

    Looking for the light at the end of this too long tunnel…

    Thanks for your input!

  10. Lol….this thread is great. Its my Jupiter return year. Its been good. The usual things in life are bringing me more pleasure and I got to take a trip to africa…..pluto longer squaring moon ruler of 9th house and jupiter ruler of 2nd……..
    I have jupiter and uranus in harmonious aspect in my natal chart, jupiter conjunct moon in the 5th trines uranus conjuct ascendant. The jupiter uranus conjuction in pisces will exactly square my sun ruler of MC and mercury ruler of 8th house at 28 degrees Sag……..I pray this is a good thing. 8th house and 10th house being involved has me cautiously optimistic…..I mean nervous but I am trying to seem calm…….LOL

  11. Lol….this thread is great. Its my Jupiter return year. Its been good. The usual things in life are bringing me more pleasure and I got to take a trip to africa…..pluto is no longer squaring moon ruler of 9th house and jupiter ruler of 2nd……..
    I have jupiter and uranus in harmonious aspect in my natal chart, jupiter conjunct moon in the 5th trines uranus conjuct ascendant. The jupiter uranus conjuction in pisces will exactly square my sun ruler of MC and mercury ruler of 8th house at 28 degrees Sag……..I pray this is a good thing. 8th house and 10th house being involved has me cautiously optimistic…..I mean nervous but I am trying to seem calm…….LOL
    Edit to add pluto is sextiling ascendant from capricorn, pluto is retrograding to 2 degress capricorn my second house and Uranus is conjuct ascendant…..again I pray this is a good thing

  12. I was listening to a podcast about planetary returns and it made me realize that I just had my Jupiter Return. In the podcast it discribed returns as “themes” for that cycle. So, I pulled up my Jupiter Return chart and what do I see? My J. return happened on Valentine’s Day! I had a Libra Asc, Jupiter was conjunct the Moon and Venus at that time. Transiting Venus was also conjunct my natal Venus. My J. Return ASC was in my natal 5th house. The theme for the next 12 years? I’m thinkin’ that my love life is gonna be a major focus.

  13. Actually, good unexpected stuff did happen during my first Jupiter return in 1999. I was only second year student and we were volunteering at an event (very famous event) when one of the managers of the venue came to me and out of the blue offered me a job! And in this venue people had been applying for ages to get a position, I didn’t even had any experience, I was just my simple hard working self. Same year, about two months later already working there and studying at the same time) a boyfriend I loved came back with the biggest bucket of white roses I had ever seen in my life. true, we finally broke up a couple of years later but non the less at the time I was happy. And, in general I found myself steadily employed at a dreamy place, studying a favorite thing, having the desired boyfriend. Not bad at all. I’m having my third Jupiter return now and boy, have I waited for him!!!

  14. Forgot to mention that my Saturn return was a totally glorious time – career and relationships wise (although he is in my 7nd house). It may be because I’m Capricorn rising but Saturn has been quite gentle on me. On the other hand, he is now opposing my Jupiter(s), Sun and Mercury in the 3rd from the 8th house conjunct my Pluto and Mercury, so… we’ll see.

  15. Well this year I got my degree, have been more social, have embarked on more career stuff, and had more sex lol.

    this was more or less in the last return 12 years ago. I’m not sure which house this is, but then seems to me in either the 8th, 9th, or 10th houses.

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